Filipism is what ails the Philippines

By Chemrock Filipism is a belief system that the path to law and order is found by slaughtering drug dealers, users and innocents and totally subverting the criminal justice system, that defeatism and proffering economic opportunities to a strong intruder is the best foreign policy, that sexism and profanity are nouveau virtues, that ethical and moral … Continue reading

Roots of Rhythm

By JoeAm I’ve been around the world, here and there, now and then. Music was often my only companion. If I step back to look at what is going on in the Philippines today, I can see it as just a few off-key bars in the otherwise vibrant and uplifting musical score that is the … Continue reading

Hello, Yellow, Hello, Leah Navarro

by Wilfredo G. Villanueva I don’t see much of my color nowadays. People power must have folded its EDSA One tent for shame of being called dilawan—choicest cuss word in the realm of the uncouth—but I’m sure anti-Marcos pro-Aquino Filipinos yearn for the time when it was politically correct to sport yellow. But not this … Continue reading

Open Discussion: All in the family

By Joe America This is an open discussion post. You need not restrain your comments to stay ‘on topic’. Discuss current events or the weather or price of pancit in Batangas, it’s all good. However, there is one topic that is about the most intriguing subject I’ve come across since sliced bread: the Duterte family. … Continue reading

The social significance of ‘Kita Kita’

By Wilfredo G. Villanueva The movie Kita Kita from Spring Films and Viva Films. A film by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo, writer and director. Alessandra de Rossi as Lea. Empoy Marquez as Tonyo. Binibining Joyce Bernal, creative producer and executive producer. Erwin Blanco, producer. Reign Anne L. de Guzman, line producer. Piolo Pascual, executive producer. … Continue reading